Working Late ?

Hide the lies behind your eyes
Apologise through your disguise
Speaking love with every word
It’s a very long time, since I have heard
I believe all you say
Then you turn and walk away
Working late? I didn’t know
It’s always you that has to go
You turn away from my touch
Now we don’t kiss, very much

Lines have appeared on my face
I can no longer, wear tiny lace
Love grows deeper over time
your heart forever, will be mine
but now I laugh at my naivety
are you with someone, who is not me?
The feeling, as my stomach sickens
panicking, and my breathing quickens

Children grown, have flown the nest
I was always here, I did my best
Could I be single? Would that be right?
And still be here, alone at night
So…should I just turn a blind eye
or show some strength and say goodbye?
You will be fine, whatever I do,
You’ll carry on and look after you !

I should not let my anger out
I don’t want to have a row and shout
I must keep quiet and go to bed
Rise tomorrow with a clear head.
A letter sits, addressed to me
Tears are flowing, I cannot see
I read your words, printed black
They say you won’t be coming back

© RebeccaWeston 2009

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My reply to Rebecca Weston’s poem Working Late with Rebecca’s permission. The Auld Yin. Things are meant tae be. Thank God.
by Alex Gardiner

Most of my writing is auto-biographical.
I wrote to rid myself of the ‘rubbish’ in my life, I found it extremely cathartic. I called these early pieces “C’est le Vie!”
For many years I hid them away until a dear friend on RB convinced me to publish them here – for that I will always be so grateful.

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  • Selkie
    Selkieabout 5 years ago


  • Aww, thanks babe !! XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 5 years ago

    Awesome writing!!!! Absolutely so sad…yet so beautiful!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • Wow – thank you so much Sally XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant Becca…so sad though! There are 2 places I will be when working late…either I’m being geeky with my photoshop or down the pub!

  • lol – that’s good to know Max – but I always knew you were a nice honest guy – mwah !! XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful and so saad. The usual story of the woman who gives her whole self and then after a few years, she is not loved anymore. The good thing is that even though she was hesitating, she was asking the right questions that would eventually lead to her decision. The only thing is that he made it up for her. The hurt will be there, but we always learn to stand on our two feet and keep on living. Very sad. But I loved the way you wrote it. .xo.xo. Iris

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful words, as always. Sadly, it is a story that many people know well. XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 5 years ago

    A sadden tale which no one should go through. Too many times this happens and it is never fair for the victim in the scenario. Well written.

  • Thank you for your kind words XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Leda D
    Leda Dabout 5 years ago

    this is so sad. something i think a lot of people can relate to. great piece :)

  • Thank you – but it’s so sad that so many will be able to relate to it, isn’t it? XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • CassandraOfTroy
    CassandraOfTroyabout 5 years ago

    SO bloody good. really. I had shivers.

  • Wow !! Thank you – what a compliment !! XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • Erika .
    Erika .about 5 years ago

    A very sad, heart wrenching piece Becca. The last line was just painful. Very nicely written. XXX

  • Thank you Erika, my darling… I value your comments XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • S .
    S .about 5 years ago

    awesome work ….
    “working late” oldest one in the book !!!!

  • Yep, that’s the saddest thing of all !! Thanks babe XX

    – RebeccaWeston

  • bill bell
    bill bellabout 5 years ago

    Well written Becca, the ending was kind of a lump in the throat.

  • Thanks Bill, you’re very kind XX

    – RebeccaWeston

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